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"We spent almost two years searching for the perfect lot to build on. We wanted to build a home that we could live in forever and that our children would enjoy sharing with friends and family for years to come. Klein spent many hours walking these lots with us giving us ideas and valuable input along the way. We started building right on time and were moved in within the window we were told that it would be completed. His subcontractors were professional, friendly, and always showed up for work on time. During the building process Klein's son, Stephen, partnered with him. Stephen was a welcome addition to OSC working right alongside the subcontractors. They were always on the job site right away if their were any issues that needed attention. We made great new friendships with Stephen and Klein. I hope you enjoy building your house with them as much as we did!"

Kathy & Roger Ostrander

 

"Upon completion of our architectural plans, we began the search for a trusted contractor. Klein Miller kept coming up in conversations as a trustworthy contractor. We first met with Klein on one of his construction sites; we were impressed with his passion for building, his knowledge of the entire construction process, and his accolades for his sub-contractors. We also enjoyed Klein's personality and sense of humor. We chose Klein after meeting with two other contractors and have not been disappointed. Stephen Miller, Klein's son, began working with us about half-way through the process. Stephen has many of Klein's personality characteristics and a strong work ethic attitude. He did well working with the sub-contractors in all phases of the building process. We love our new home! We know it is a strong house built by the best quality craftsmen. We recommend Klein and Stephen for your custom home!"

Wayne and Sharon Ashmore

 

"In 2007, upon the sale of our business, my wife and I began the architectural design process for a new permanent home in Gulf Breeze, FL. Having been in the construction business for twenty-seven years, I felt comfortable in assuming responsibility for the construction of the home. A portion of my construction background was spent building custom homes in Atlanta, GA for 12 years. I was Homebuilder of the Year in 1990 in Atlanta and a Life Member of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder's Association.

In late 2008, as we were completing the plans, I received a phone call from Klein Miller, the President of Old South Construction in Gulf Breeze. Klein made an earnest plea to meet with me to discuss the possibility of his company building my home. I thanked him for calling, but suggested that I was more than capable of managing the process. As time went by and the plans became complete, I began the process of bidding the work with trade sub-contractors and local supply vendors. Klein happened to be in one of the vendor's offices and saw a copy of our plans. He again phoned and asked if we could meet, and, this time I agreed. Klein has a passion for his business and his conviction comes through when you speak with him He told us why he loves his profession and suggested we contact any of his homeowners. After our meeting, my wife and I agreed to let Klein build the home if we could structure an arrangement which would allow our participation and his management of the process. He was extremely flexible and we easily reached an agreement. The construction process is not easy and demands trust between each party. I can assure you, Klein's word is his bond and his integrity and honesty are beyond reproach.

The results are stunning! We could not be more pleased with the quality, knowledge and efficiency of Klein and his sub-contractors. Klein's commitment to his customer and himself is to demand excellence and expect the process to be executed properly according to plans and specifications. He is extremely dedicated to making sure the customer is pleased with the process and the outcome.

The best decision we made was to step back and let a true professional build the home of our dreams. Please contact us if you have any questions about Old South Construction and Klein Miller".

Ann and Jim Givan

 

"Our son had a home built in Gulf Breeze and always regretted that Klein Miller was not the home builder.  Thus informed we decided to give Klein a call.

From the moment we met Klein Miller we felt he was the right home builder for our "retirement" home in Gulf Breeze.  Because the home we wanted to build was on the small size we were concerned that Klein would not take us on as clients.  He did of course and we began a series of meetings to plan our project.  Even before we met with our designer Klein pointed us in a direction that was helpful in our design.  Small things such as the ceiling height for certain beam sizes, soft arches in the foyer and dining room, virtually insisting that we use engineered flooring rather than natural wood, and certainly the Old Chicago brick pavers that are a hallmark of Klein's homes, all came together to create a wonderful, quality home that has exceeded our expectations in every way.


Klein is a master of organization.  Our home was completed in seven months from start to finish.  With all the custom features, and especially with a challenging building site we were extremely pleased with the construction time.  We had the opportunity of being on our job site quite a  lot.  It was impressive to see the respect for Klein from his sub-contractors.  I cannot recall a time when a sub who was supposed to be there was not due to "Mr. Klein's" insistence on punctuality.

We love our home and would not hesitate to recommend that anyone looking for a quality home builder choose Old South Construction."

David and Carol Kemp
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home completed in 2008

 

"When we were initially describing to Klein what we wanted in a home, Amy and I pointed out several examples from homes in the area. I guess it was a lock when Klein pointed out, to our surprise, that he built nearly every one of them. We couldn’t be happier with the result. He took our plans and built exactly what we wanted and the quality is top notch. The bottom line is we plan on raising our boys in this house, but if we were ever to build again, we would be calling Klein."

Rodney and Amy Sutton
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home completed in 2008

 
"We definitely made the right decision when we chose Klein Miller and Old South Construction to rebuild our home that had been destroyed by Hurricane Ivan! We feel our new house is extremely well built and will be able to withstand any other storm that may hit the Gulf Coast. Klein is very easy to work with and is readily available for questions and advice. He is constantly on-site and is personally involved with many of the details. Not only was the project easy, but also enjoyable. If we ever have to build again we definitely want Klein to be our builder!"

Carl and Pam Speer
Pensacola Beach, FL
Home completed in 2008

 
"Recently Old South Construction completed a 2900 square foot coastal cottage for us. We found it a pleasure to undergo the construction of our home and found Klein Miller a joy to work with. Our home was completed in record time and our contractor fulfilled all of his promises and constructed a top quality home for us. The builder supervised the job with efficiency and professionalism. His organization is superior and he has gathered a group of subcontractors that are craftsmen and a joy to work with. We feel lucky to have had Old South Construction construct our new home.

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B.B Jordan M.D. and Dorothy Jordan
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2008

 
"It is time to tell you how very much we have enjoyed building our beautiful home with you. One of the most fortunate events of early 2007 was our residential designer, who designed our previous home which we lost in Ivan, suggesting that we would enjoy meeting you. It was “love at first site” that is after we checked your references and found every one not only satisfied but very complimentary. Carol loves this house and says so at every opportunity and I do too! As a former general contractor and professional engineer I may be a little more demanding than the average bear, but you held up well: thanks to some of the best subs and suppliers it has been my pleasure to know. We had no arguments, no disputes and very little shouting and screaming. Completion was timely…..good planning, scheduling and cooperation works that way. We have tried to thank everyone who participated for making it a fun experience…that’s a first for several previous homes we have built including those by me. We hope that all your new owners appreciate your attributes as much as we do."

Ed and Carol Law
Pensacola, FL
Home Completed in 2008

 
"As a previous building inspector and contractor, I believe I am able to recognize quality construction when I see it. Klein Miller is one of the most particular contractors I have ever met, both in the materials he uses and the subcontractors he hires. He also believes in finishing a job promptly once he starts it. Although he originally estimated it would take a year to build, he completed it in only eight months, and this was immediately after Hurricane Ivan when subs were scarce. He also built the house within the original cost estimate. Our house is a two story four bedroom brick house with approximately 4500 square feet of living space. It has an elevator, swimming pool and large detached workshop. The other day, someone made the statement to me that he didn’t know anyone who was still on speaking terms with his contractor after having a house built. I informed him that he was wrong. If I were planning on having a new house built, I would use Klein Miller again. "

James and Suellen McCreary
Pensacola, FL
Home Completed in 2005

 
"Klein Miller’s professionalism, attention to detail and responsiveness resulted in a stress free building experience.  Due to the quality of construction our energy bills have been reduced substantially. "

Frank and Becky Hand
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2006

 
"We were unbelievably pleased with the work of Klein and Old South Construction, Inc.  We were building a home on Pensacola Beach and as absentee owners we had the scariest of all worlds.  We lived in El Paso, TX and only visited the construction site maybe three times from start to finish.  The house was perfect with only one “tweaking” of a door to complete the job to our total satisfaction.  Fit and finish were to the highest standards. Since we moved in we have heard so many “horror” stories about others who were building homes, we cannot imagine how we were so lucky to get Klein. "

Gene and Christine Reddick
Pensacola Beach, FL
Home Completed in 2004

 
"Our experience building with Klein and Marcy was excellent.  Klein’s attention to detail and customer orientation assisted us in creating a true dream home.  I am proud to say Old South Construction built our home."

James and Heather Picardi
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2005

 
"As a utility contractor, I have had the benefit of being around the construction industry for 20 years.  Therefore, it is with great pride that I get the opportunity to endorse the type of contractor who has similar aspirations with regards to quality, efficiency and integrity.  As if those attributes were not enough, Klein Miller and his associates at Old South Construction bring additional excitement to the home building process with new and unique ideas to our area that very few even offer.  I am proud to say that Klein Miller is my home builder and my friend!"

Lee and Kathy Brown
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2006

 
"If you are considering using Old South Construction and Klein Miller as your contractor, you have probably already done your homework and know that Klein builds an outstanding home with unparalleled attention to detail.  What you may not know, is that it is likely that you will emerge from the process better friends than when you started."

Bob and Debi Cleveland
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2001

 
"We could not have asked for a more pleasant building experience than we had with Klein Miller and Old South Construction.  We always felt that he was available to us and very diligent about keeping up with all aspects of the construction.  We are so pleased with the workmanship and beauty of our home.  I have and will continue to recommend Old South Construction to anyone in the market for a quality custom build home."

Thomas and Wei Ueberschaer
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Complete in 2007

 
"We had a good working relationship, good sub-contractors and an open door policy that made our long distance building experience one we are glad to share with others.  We are enjoying our new home!  What wonderful views the aluminum railings provide, you were right!  Thanks for all you did on our behalf."

Will and Susan McCorkle
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2007

 
"We built our home four years ago and used Klein Miller as our builder.  We had a remarkable experience and could not have been any more pleased with the outcome of our home.  Klein is a first class builder and builds a first class home.  He is a good listener, has amazing ideas and is incredibly hard working.  He is diligent and stays on task.  He was able to complete our home in a little over 7 months.  As we all know, time is money and his timely fashion saved us thousands of dollars.  I suppose the biggest gift in building our home with Klein was the friendship we built in the process of building our home.  The house remains perfect for our family, something we have enjoyed so much together.  The friendship also remains with Klein and Marcy.  It was a great journey and we are most grateful to Klein and Old South Construction!"

Blaise and Patrice Adams
Pensacola, FL
Home Completed in 2003

 
"When we lost our home in Hurricane Ivan, Old South Construction was the only construction firm we contacted regarding rebuilding our home.  Klein was there for us from the demolition of our old home to the completion of our new home plus he has been a valued resource in dealing with our insurance company. Klein Miller builds each and every home as if it were for his family.  Klein Miller is an excellent project manager and a stickler for communication, timelines, details, fit and finish.  He visits each jobsite several times a day and doesn’t hesitate to call you when the need arises.  He has a great network of subcontractors that work with him and share a deep commitment to the highest standards of construction. "

Tutt and Lisa Williams
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2006

 
"We love our new home!  Thank you for a job well done.  Your management of the entire process was outstanding.  Quality and cost controls were effective.  Your advice and counsel, beginning with the design phase all the way through interior decorating, were wise, insightful and much appreciated.  All this and on time performance too!  It was a great pleasure to work with you. "

George and Audrey Kimmel
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2007

 
"Everyone who has built a house will tell you, at least in retrospect, that the two most important attributes of a quality homebuilder are honesty and expertise.  One without the other just won’t cut it.  Old South completed our home in 2004, and it has weathered two hurricanes since with flying colors.  Building a home can be a challenging experience.  Klein and Marcy’s professional approach to the process, from the time of our first meeting, made us an effective team working together to create the house we wanted, on time and with no surprises.  I recommend Old South because of Klein and Marcy’s integrity and expertise.  The fact that they are such nice people, raising a couple of great kids, is just an added benefit. "

Andy and Kimberly Talbert
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2004

 

"After losing our home to a fire in November 2007, we were completely overwhelmed at the thought of building a new house, not to mention completely inexperienced. Upon our first meeting with Klein we got a true sense of his professionalism, knowledge and character. Our decision was made after touring a house of Klein’s that was under construction. We were so impressed by the quality, details and workmanship!

Klein jumped into the construction of our home with enthusiasm. The subcontractors were a pleasure to work with and Klein was 100% hands-on during the entire process. We were quite pleased with his guidance when we asked for suggestions and opinions, which was often. As promised, we were in our new home before Thanksgiving 2008 and we couldn’t be happier with it! We would highly recommend Old South Construction to anyone in the market for a custom built home
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Brian and Elise Gore
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home completed in 2008

 
"When it came time to select a builder for our property in Gulf Breeze we were especially careful since we were living out of state and would not be able to monitor the construction on a regular basis. Prior to our selection of a builder, Klein met with us several times and was always eager to share information about his ongoing projects. He encouraged us to contact former customers and we were pleased to find many satisfied homeowners. Over the course of our meetings, we developed an appreciation for the authentic southern architecture for which Old South Construction is known for. Thanks to Klein, we found the building process to be not all that bad! He let us know early on when selections had to be made and gave us ample notice for arranging travel to coincide with critical points in the construction process. Klein’s attention to detail and extensive knowledge helped us to make smart choices and stay within our budget while incorporating those characteristics of southern architecture we grew so fond of. We are delighted with our new home and would gladly recommend Old South Construction in the future."

Rob & Sally Weber
Gulf Breeze, FL
Home Completed in 2009